Tuesday, March 31, 2009


It amazes me at how quickly our children learn from us. Z is a 22 month old sponge. She sees and hears everything we do. Then she does it..her vocabulary is still not quite there. She loves to help make dinner, clean up after dinner, wash dishes, set the table, feed her babies, bring in the milk, fold laundry, feed the dogs, comb my hair...ouch:0), take phone calls, put her babies & mommy to sleep, just to name a few. I blows me away how much they are learning. I have been having such a tough time thinking I am not teaching her enough. clearly I am.

Lately she has been so into playing "mommy". You will notice her loving her baby & nursing her just like mommy. How precious that she understands how to nurture a baby. This to me makes me realize how God is with us...so gentle and always teaching us. Now, we just have to listen!!!! All the wonderful things to learn as children and then again as adults.

Z reminds me everyday that I am still a child in God's eyes & he wants to teach me. I know if I fix my eyes on him I will learn to walk in his footsteps & be able to guide my children down his path as well. Amazing, the simple everyday things that go on around us always bring us back to our center, GOD!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Curl up and watch it snow...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
So since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

What a beautiful day. The snow is falling down so forcefully. We have been in need of this snowstorm for quite some time. Thank God!!!

It was blowing so hard it made huge drifts in my front yard & my back yard. My dog is pretty tall and it comes up to her belly in some spots in the yard. I hope this lasts for several days!!!!

With all this weather, it made me really want to finish my simple yet effective shawl. The colors are so pretty. I used some very inexpensive acrylic yarn my wonderful husband purchased for me!!! Bless his heart. He sure does try. Anyway, it turned out great. Just the perfect size to wrap up in!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Silly girls and cute clothes

HAHA..Oh how they can make you laugh and cry in the same moment. She is getting so big. What a sense of humor she has. Always being silly. I can't get enough of it. Such energy. Just look at the fun time she is having!

I started making her this adorable vest from Debbie Bliss... I can't wait to see her in this. The baby cashmerino is so soft. This is going to be so sweet on her.

Hello again....

My blogging break has come to an end. It seems like so much work to find time to sit down and journal. But...not anymore. I have been busy knitting, cleaning, sewing, and entertaining. My mother so generously came to visit for 2 1/2 weeks. What a Huge blessing. How wonderful for her and Z to spend time together. In these busy times I did find time to knit!!!!

These cute cozy socks for my darling girl!! Love the purple. Reminds me of grape bubble bum! Yummy!This is some pretty green yarn my hubby gave me for Christmas several years ago...I decided to make the Simple Yet Effective Shawl with it. I am about 2/3 done & for being an acrylic yarn it is pretty cute!

I finally made Myself a cowl. I used Patons Silk/Bamboo yarn I love the soft feel and the shiny sheen to it. This is the Good Luck Cowl & it is only one skein!! It could be a little wider and longer..so maybe more yarn next time. but, other than that I love it!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Recipe Box Swap

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These scones are sure to warm you on the inside. SO simple to make! I make a little whipping creme to put on top. Yummy.

Date Maple Drop Scones
2 cups flour, unbleached
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
1/3 cup half & half
1/2 cup snipped pitted dates

In a mixing bowl combine flour & baking powder. Cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbles.
In a small bowl combine the egg, maple syrup, and half & half. Stir in dates, then add the wet mixture all at once to the dry mixture and stir until the ingredients cling together.
Drop the batter onto grease baking sheet. Bake 400 degrees - 12-15 minutes.
Makes approx 16 scones.